Achievements in Public Service


Henry Cisneros

Class of 1968

Henry Cisneros, the first Hispanic mayor of San Antonio and former Texas A&M regent, graduated from Texas A&M in 1968 with a bachelor’s in English and a master’s in Urban and Regional Planning. He served as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development for President Clinton.

Ciro V. Sumaya

A native of Brownsville, Ciro V. Sumaya is the founding Dean of the new School of Rural Public Health and holder of the Cox Endowed Chair in Medicine at Texas A&M University System Health Science Center in College Station. Prior to this, he was a Presidential appointee at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. He has served as Administrator of Health Resources and Services Administration, a federal focal point for innovation in health care delivery and health professions education and as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, spearheading the federal Initiative on the Future of Academic Health Centers.

Edward D. Garza

Class of 1992

Edward D. Garza graduated from Texas A&M with a degree in Landscape Architecture. He began a successful career in politics serving two terms as District 7 representative of the San Antonio City Council. He ran for and won the mayorship in 2001 and was re-elected in May 2003. Under his leadership, San Antonio experienced remarkable economic growth. He currently serves as vice president of the North American International Trade Corridor Partnership.



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